Casa Vicens will open its doors in the midst of a profound reflection on tourism policies, both locally and internationally. Since 2017 has been named International Year of Sustainable Tourism by the United Nations, it is also a crucial year for Barcelona, which is in the middle of devising the city’s new tourism management plan via the development of the 2016-2020 Strategic Tourism Plan. This is the perfect framework to make a cultural project like Casa Vicens a responsible, sustainable project which has been in constant dialogue with the different public administrations and stakeholders in Barcelona’s social fabric from the very beginning.
In fact, Casa Vicens is currently working with the District of Gràcia and the Department of Tourism of the Barcelona Town Hall to develop a Tourist Impact Plan of Casa Vicens on its neighbourhood.
By opening to the public, Casa Vicens is contributing to disseminating the exceptional, universal value of Antoni Gaudí’s oeuvre and to developing an overall interpretation of the architect’s works as an integral part of the Works by Gaudí included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Casa Vicens thus completes the Gaudí Route that can currently be visited in Barcelona.